UROP Research Opportunities
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com or take a look at the How to UROP at CSAIL document (pdf format).
This program is available to MIT students only.
How should we leverage mulit-robot systems with large populations to
perform tasks faster and more reliably? Our research group has developed
several distributed algorithms which will help multi-robot systems
achieve precisely this task. Now we want your help to bring these
algorithms to life using a real robot swarm.
We are seeking a UROP which is conformtable with C++ and Python,
experience with computer vision and network/parallel programming are
a big plus. Send your resume and relevant experience to:
Alex Cornejo <acornejo@csaill....Posted date: April 22, 2011
UROP opening for highly motivated student to investigate biological networks. Student will be involved in designing and developing new methods for biological network analysis. Student should be able to work relatively independently. Work involves Harvard Medical School/MIT collaboration.
Prerequisites: Very strong Java background and knowledge of algorithm design.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted date: April 22, 2011
Census is a new platform for building large-scale distributed applications. It provides a membership service that allows all nodes in the system to have a consistent view of system membership. It also provides a novel multicast mechanism that takes advantage of membership information to build highly reliable and efficient multicast trees. Census uses these trees to propagate membership information and also application-supplied information. The UROP project involves developing a publicly available implementation of Census and analyzing its performance....Posted date: April 22, 2011
The computer supported programming group works on the next generation of programming systems. We are looking for undergraduates with experience in web programming to help develop a web-based infrastructure to evaluate new programming models. The goal is to be able to conduct user studies over the web to study how programmers interact with new programming models, and how design decisions in a programming language affect productivity. We are also looking for students who have taken 6.035 or who have experience in compiler construction to help with the development of...Posted date: April 22, 2011
A typical enterprise has 5000 on-line data bases, all designed independently. Moreover, they have a need to integrate the information in these data bases for business purposes. This data is inconsistent, incomplete, uses different terminology and is sometimes just plain wrong. In spite of these terminology and data quality issues, we need to do accurate integration, perhaps with a human assist. This exact integration challenge also arises in...Posted date: April 22, 2011
Good usage of the flash in photography requires the photographer to
match the color of the flash with the existing illumination. It is
however difficult to estimate the color of a light source. We want to
develop an application on mobile phones where the photographer will
take a picture of a grey patch in the available light and the app will
return the best filter to put on the flash to match this light color.
Contact: Fredo Durand (email@example.com)
...Posted date: April 22, 2011
The MIT Computational Biology group (compbio.mit.edu) is seeking
talented Computer Science or Math junior or senior undergraduates
and MEng students for research on human population genomics. The
goal of the project is to develop, implement, and apply methods
for mapping human ancestry and disease using recent large-scale
genome sequence, function, and disease-association datasets.
This project is enabled by the recent emergence and availability
of three types of genomic datasets. (1) First, with the advent of
large-scale sequencing of the...Posted date: April 22, 2011
The InfoLab group at CSAIL seeks students to work on the START question answering system, http://start.csail.mit.edu, which provides advanced access to information on the Web and in other databases via natural language. Knowledge of Scheme, Java, SQL, regular expressions, and basic linguistics is helpful but not required. Students will find and integrate new knowledge sources into the system, and update existing systems, immediately affecting the behavior of START as used by millions of...Posted date: April 22, 2011
The Computational Genomics group at CSAIL is seeking a UROP student with strong
programming skills to help analyze very large experimental datasets gathered
from developing spinal motor neurons. Our goal is to understand the regulatory
networks that control motor neuron development, and to gain insight into how
these networks go wrong in the disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy. We have used a
high-throughput sequencing technique called RNA-seq to profile the global
production of RNA transcripts during the development of normal and diseased
motor...Posted date: April 22, 2011